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Wednesday Wants: Christmas Shopping Gift Guide

Hey guys!

I know it’s been a minute or five, apologies for my absence but your girl has been BUSY (plus a break from all things social media is always nice.) No worries, I’m back and hope you’ve been doing well while I was away.

So, what’s a good way to ease back into writing and sharing? By helping everyone out with their Christmas shopping of course!

Instead of our regular Wednesday Wants wish list, here’s some of the things I adore that’ll be sure to be awesome gifts for anyone on your shopping list!

Are YOU ready?

Let’s jump into it, shall we…

 

Let’s start with the person on your list that isn’t into fashion or you aren’t sure what they like:  You can always get old faithful e.g. a gift card OR you can go the humanitarian route and make a donation in their name to their favorite charity. My favorite charities involve those that are animal helping, environment saving, and/or keeping the homeless fed & warm. There are plenty across the world to donate to so choosing one will be simple.

Here’s my fave furry friend enjoying the gift of Bark Box last year. Psst! Pets love gifts too!

 

 

Now if your Christmas shopping list includes the girl who loves fashion as well as charity, the following ideas are for you (and her!)

 

 

2018 is the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse and the celebration is happening at Disney Parks around the globe and on ShopDisney.com.  As a lover of everything Disney, the items that follow are the cutest things EVER and I want them all…they’ll also be the perfect gift for anyone on your shopping list.

These Beats by Dre Apple headphones are a must have! Not only are they functional because they’re cordless but they’re super cute!

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones – $329.95

 

Socks. Yes, SOCKS! Everyone needs socks and why not get some colorful fun socks?! I probably have way more socks than I’ll ever need but every time I see a really cute pair, I end up getting them. These particular socks come as a set with a matching box for each pair, advent calendar style! (FYI, they also have a mens set and I’d get those too because…double the cuteness!)

Disney Socks Advent Calendar Gift Set – $39.95

 

This single serve coffee maker comes WITH the special edition mug and it’s under 30 bucks! You get to save money and give the coffee lover in your life the perfect gift!

Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Single Serve Coffee Maker – $24.95

 

You can’t go wrong with jewelry. Even better…personalized with the receivers birthstone. Just make sure you get the right month lol aquamarine if they’re a March baby like me!

Mickey Mouse Birthstone Necklace – $56.95

I could, quite possibly, list every item on Shop Disney but I’ll spare those non-Disney fanatics. 

 

Moving right along…

It’s winter and some of us love a little luxe to go along with our snow

River Island Plus Faux Leather Biker Jacket – $103 ASOS Curve

 

Because being cute yet comfortable is a thing! This two-piece pant set from Premme comes in several colors including a sunshine bright yellow! Some sizes & colors are sold out but you can add your email to the wait list…trust me, do it.

Marissa Wrap Top – $59   Marissa Pant– $72

 

 

Eva Off The Shoulder Dress by Poetic Justice – $68

 

Shoes. Bags. Enough said.

Saint Laurent Opyum YSL – $995

 
 

Journee Collection Zinia – $54.99

 
 

Journee Collection Adley – $49

 

Thank GOD stacked and chunky heels are back and still in for 2019! Listen, I love heels. I love wearing them, I love how they look, love how my calves look in a sexy stiletto but let’s face it… we (I) can’t wear skinny heels everyday or even every time I go out without wanting to take them off and slip on those emergency flats because of the pain! These are for my chunky heel lovers:

For everyday/on the go/at work/just don’t want my feet to hurt and look cute at the same time heel

FYI: They come in red.

And here you see how cute they’re styled with a fishnet sock and I’m here for it!

Christian Louboutin Marimalus Spike Heel Pump – $895

And because it’s bootie season…

Suzi Folk – $1,195

 

If I’m going give into the crazy, clunky, old people sneaker trend, it’s going to be stylish fall into the trend of the masses. Thankfully Steve Madden gets me and made this ‘Cliff’ sneaker. There a TON of colorways to pick from and these three a just a few…

Cliff by Steve Madden – $99

Speaking of Steve Madden

BKAIA in Blush – $68              BKWEEN in Black – $68

A few of these items may be on sale starting Black Friday. Even if going out into the the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday isn’t your thing, you can easily grab these things online in the comfort of your own home in your PJ’s! I’ll be clicking the keyboard keys with you in hopes of grabbing some of these items on sale.

Hopefully I’ve covered all the ladies on your shopping list…just remember, If I like all of these…pretty sure she’ll LOVE them!

Wednesday Wants: Favorite Colors Edition

I love color… bright colors… pastel colors… dull colors… I love them ALL! But this edition of Wednesday Wants didn’t start out as a post about three of my favorite colors.

Confused? I’ll try to fill you in and make this a short story um if I can haha.

Ready? Ok!

So this originally started as a Valentine’s Day/date night/just relaxing at home outfit ideas post (yes, practically a month ago 🙄)

BUT the night I was finishing up, Comcast/Xfinity decided to do “updates in the area” and I lost internet for 14 hours (I despise them btw)! Then when I tried to salvage the post the next day, the fan on my laptop went haywire, THEN when I tried to finish via my phone, the formatting was off and messed up the previous work that was completed! So needless to say, trying to complete this post has been one frustrating ass journey.

Started from the bottom now we here!

If anything that looks off or weird, me and usually my perfectionism are sorry.

Soooo

Let’s do this!

 



 

Starting with PINK! Yes, it’s a fave. This tomboyish, sports loving, car know-it-all LOVES pink! I don’t wear it often but know I always have something pink with me.

 

1.Halo Heels – $100 – Dolce Vita

2. Bryant Blazer – $89.95 – Lane Bryant

3. The Hulet Bag – $495 – Kamilah Willacy

4. Checker Sidewall Slip On – $55 – Vans

 



 

Next, BLACK. It goes with any and everything. Can be dressed up or down. Wear it sexy or with jeans and sneakers. It’s black.

1. V-neck Dress – $49.50 – Ashley Stewart

2. Scotch Boots – $300 – Dolce Vita

3. Layden Floral Bag – $398 – Kate Spade

4. Lace Up Top – $59.50 – Eloquii

 




 

Lastly, WHITE. Just like the color black, it goes with everything!

1. Tie Top – $62.90 – Eloquii

2. Darla Embellished Sneakers – $72 – ASOS

3. Fendi Scallop Bag – $2,350 – Fendi

4. Fit & Flare Dress – $48 – Forever21

 




 

We made it to the end!! That was fun right?!

Those were 12 items currently on my wishlist in pink, black, and white! Feel free to get your shop on and drop me a line if you’ve found something you like!

Fave Fall Finds: Boots Edition

 

Whether you have small feet, wide feet, thicker calf muscles, or larger ankles…there is a boot out there for you!

So, it finally feels like fall…wait…scratch that…it’s STILL summer.

After going through a major heat wave in September…I’m talking about 90+ degrees in Michigan, we’re still in the 80’s and it’s October! This is making it feel like a very long summer.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for getting some vitamin D but I’m ready to add a few layers. 

The one thing this weather won’t stop: me from wearing boots! That’s riiiight, it’s boot season whether the temperatures says it or not. 

And since it’s that time of the year, I’ve been scouring the stores to find the perfect pairs to share with you guys!

 

 

Let’s go shopping, shall we?

 

Kinsey Heeled Boot ~ $79

Maia Flat Boots ~ $84

Sabine Heeled Boot ~ $84

If you get any of these boots, be sure to use my sign-up link here ~~~> www.justfab.com/invite/curvyrena

(prices go down TREMENDOUSLY if you’re a VIP and sign up for an account! I’m totally obsessed with JustFab!)

 

 

 

Faux Suede Ankle Boot ~ $69

Stretch Ankle Boot ~ $69

Over-the-Knee Boot ~ $89

Studded Ankle Boot ~ $69

 

 

 

 

LOUISE ET CIE VINN FAUX PEARL EMBELLISHED BOOTIE ~ $198 

&

VINCE CAMUTO PATIRA – QUILTED RIDING BOOT ~ $189

 

 

 

 

Faux Suede Ruched Boot ~ $75

Side Grommet Faux Suede Boots ~ $89

Elastic Calf Stretch Boots ~ $89

Over-the-Knee Heel Boot ~ $89

 

 

All of the boots featured ARE available in wide calf.

So if you’re looking for a wide calf boot, simply click any link and you’re good to go! Remember prices may down during certain sales so be sure to watch the stores (and their websites) for falling prices on boots.

 

Are there any other fall finds that you’ve spied recently?



Wednesday Wants

Craaaaving these Sophia Webster sandals/heels/booties!

The “Delphine” is $650 and worth it!

They come in black as well but I’d definitely rock the gold with EVERYTHING in my closet!

*puts on Christmas list*

See and/or buy them ~~> H E R E

heeled sandals sophia webster

 

 

Speaking of Sophia Webster…

I can never visit the site without wandering around and wanting practically all the things!

Add this super cute butterfly backpack to my wishlist too…

“Kiko” is $695 and comes in black AND pink

 

 

(Photos via SophiaWebster.com)

Shopping for Wide Calf Boots: A How-To Guide


 ‘Tis the season for boots!

 

Whether you like them short or tall, pointed or round, there’s a pair for every mood!

 

Some of us curvy girls have a hard time finding boots with a wide shaft to fit our calves or even the width of our feet. I’ve been lucky enough to fit into medium width and regular shaft boots, thank goodness for something positive in the gene pool but several of my fellow curvy girls aren’t so lucky. Shopping for boots can become a tedious and overwhelming task for anyone. To help ease the stress of that shopping trip, I’ve found a few of the trendiest, stylish, and most comfortable fitting boots.

 

See the 10 pairs of boots and booties that are ALL available in wide widths and/or wide calf sizes.

 

 

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

 

 

 

1. Route 66 “Tahlia” Boot ~ Kmart

 

2. Naya “Apollonia” Boot ~ Nordstrom

 

3. Bandolino “Callan” Wide Calf Boot ~ Zappos

 

4. Isaac Mizrahi New York “Arno” Lycra Stretch Boot ~ Nordstrom

 

5. Bella-Vita Walker Brown Herringbone Boot ~ Zappos

 

6. Oxford Lace-Up Booties ~ Torrid

 

7. Sam Edelman “Petty” Booties ~ Nordstrom

 

8. Sole Society “Helena” Booties ~ Nordstrom

 

9. BC Footwear “Building Blocks” Booties ~ Nordstrom

 

10. Tildon “Flawless” Booties ~ Nordstrom

 

 

The average shaft size for knee high boots range from 13-15cm. Most boots that are designed to fit wider calves and 16,17cm and above. If you aren’t sure how your feet and calves will fit into a new pair of boots, simply use a flexible tape measure (like this one here) and measure the circumference of the widest part of your calf. If you plan on wearing your jeans or pants tucked into the inside of those new boots, make sure you give yourself enough room. For example, if your calf measurement is 15 without jeans, WITH jeans it’s should be a centimeter or two larger. Therefore, a regular pair of knee high boots won’t fit comfortably.

 

If you’re going to be out there “Walking In A Winter Wonderland”….be sure to keep your feet warm!

 

UPDATE: #9 BC Booties are completely sold out BUT here is a similar pair ~ NaturalSoul by Naturalizer $60 ~ Kohls

30 Days 30 Shoes of September: Days 8-16


Notice anything different? Ok, ok, I’ll just tell you! Curves And Coffee got a tiny facelift! Uber excited about the new digs. You guys know I’m a perfectionist and a lotta OCD soooo changing my mind is sort of my thing. Well, changing colors are my thing. That also explains why I buy more hair dye than a platinum blonde!

 

Anywho…

 

While fashion season is going on around us, it’s been hard to focus my brain on one thing at once. Hence this delayed post for 30 Days 30 Shoes…so sorry stylish sweets. Never fret, I’m here to make your wishlists longer with lots of great shoes that are *drumroll* under $100!!

 

 

 

 

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2095 NYLQUILTU ~ $54.99 (on sale now) ~ Superga 

 

 

 

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(Wide Calf) Zane Boot by Brash ~ $59 ~ Payless

 

 

 

 

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Ceil Slip On Mocc Toe ~ $79 ~ Hush Puppies

 

 

 

 

 

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Karbon Cut Out Zippered Pump by Brash ~ $29 ~ Payless

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gala Pump by Heart Soul ~ $59 ~ DSW

 

 

 

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Strut Wedge ~ $89 ~ ZIGI Soho

 

 

 

 

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Pink & Pepper Shield Sneaker ~ $59 ~ DSW

 

 

 

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Don’t yell at me ok, but these are over our $100 budget… In my defense, I couldn’t resist them and you can’t beat the regular price of $189!!

 

Jaxen Flat by Messeca ~ $104 ~ DSW

 

 

 

 

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Traffic Oxford by Restricted ~ $54 ~ DSW  more colors at  Restricted Shoes

 

 

And there you have it! Nine pairs of super gorg shoes all under $100 (all except one and I’ll make it up to you, I promise!)

 

 

 

Fall Fashion Trends: Savvy Savers Edition


Time to shop and save!

 

Just like last week, when we viewed some of the most expensive items for the fall fashion trends, we’re going to take a look at more affordable trendy pieces.

 

 

Where can plus size women find trendsetting fashion, you ask…

 

Here’s the answer, trend by trend…

 

 

 

 

Where to buy

 

1) $35 ~ Camo Sneaker ~ GUESS

 

2) $25 ~ Camo Skinny Jeans ~ Deb Shops

 

3) $64 ~ Camo 501 ~ New Balance

 

4) $50 ~ Halter Maxi Dress ~ Ashley Stewart

 

5) $69 ~ Twill & Leather Jacket ~ Dollhouse

 

 

 

Where to buy (clockwise from left)

 

$50 ~ Multi-zip Jacket ~ Ashley Stewart

 

$128 ~ Harlow Biker Jacket ~ City Chic

 

$36 ~ Faux Leather Sleeveless Top ~ ING

 

$59 ~ Frill Blondie Jacket ~ One Stop Plus

 

 

 

 

Where to buy 

 

 

 

1) $8 ~ Plaid Leggings ~ Rue 21

 

2) $27 ~ Snapback Baseball Hat ~ Debshops

 

3) $27  ~ Destructed Skinny Jeans ~ Debshops

 

4) $35 ~ Harrison Boot by Route 66 ~ KMart

 

5) $17 ~ Sleeveless Flannel Top ~ Rue 21

 

6) $19 ~ Lace-Up Bootie by Bongo ~ KMart

 

 

But wait!

 

There’s more….

 

I have a penchant for expensive things but the budget of a pauper. So when it’s time for me to ACTUALLY pull the trigger and buy something, you better believe I’m making a well-thought budget conscious decision. Although, there are several items I don’t mind spending a little extra money on and those pieces are usually wardrobe staples. Think, classic and timeless but when it comes to trends…I’m definitely the cheap chic chick!

 

 

 

 

 

Where to buy (from left to right)

 

$26 ~ Mossimo Peep Toe Pump ~ Target

 

$79 ~ Go Grey Military Jacket by Last Kiss ~ Alight

 

$37 ~ Aldo Black & White Studded Satchel ~ ASOS

 

$22 ~ Black Moto Vest by Bongo ~ Kmart 

 

$40 ~ Snake Print Stilettos ~ Target

 

 

 

 

Where to buy (clockwise)

 

$60 ~ Military Jumpsuit ~ Ashley Stewart

 

$64 ~ Lulu by Lulu Guinness ~ JCPenney

 

$14 ~ Xhilaration Patent Pump ~ Target

 

 

 

Where to buy

 

1) $68 ~ BCBGeneration Tote ~ Macy’s

 

2) $98 ~ Steve Madden Satchel ~ Macy’s

 

3) $178 ~ Legacy Flap Clutch ~ Coach

 

 

 

See, it’s easy to stay on trend, in style, and on budget! Let’s thank our lucky shopping stars for stores like Target, Ashley Stewart, OSP, Macy’s, and JCPenney! If you want reminisce about the drool worthy items from last week, be sure to CLICK~~~> HERE (Colors Part One) and HERE (90’s Grunge Part Two)

 

Time to go shopping!